Projects and Outreach Director

Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Position Type: 
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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About the Position

The Projects and Outreach Director provides leadership in aligning MWMO’s partners toward system-scale planning and project implementation across the entire watershed. This position works in partnership with all staff, member agencies/cities counterparts, and approved contractors to develop and implement the following Watershed Management Plan content areas: planning, watershed assessments, capital improvement projects, and grant initiatives to achieve the land, water, and other natural resources goals of the watershed.

The position oversees an interdisciplinary group of staff covering multiple initiatives/programs, facilitating interactions between them while helping them to prioritize their specific roles and responsibilities through work planning. The position participates as a member of the MWMO leadership team, representing priorities of the groups they oversee and advising the Executive Director on MWMO’s role in these areas. The position also collaborates with Executive Director and Water Resources Director to advance strategic priorities set by the MWMO Board of Commissioners.

About the Candidate

Must possess a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Natural Resource Management, Hydrology, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or a related field and coursework with an ecological or environmental focus. An equivalent combination of relevant Bachelor’s Degree education/experience/professional licenses will be considered.

Skills the Candidate Should Demonstrate

  • Excellent verbal, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Advanced public speaking, facilitation, networking, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preparing technical memos, reports and papers; such as, water monitoring reports, or summaries of flow data.
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, and is versed in facilitation and dispute resolution skills.
  • Demonstrate strong strategic planning and project management skills.


The salary range for the position is $79,000–$117,500, depending on experience and qualifications, with a competitive benefits package.

Selection Process

Closing Date: August 21, 2019
Review of Applications: Week of August 26, 2019
Interviews of Candidates: Week of September 2, 2019
Anticipated Start Date: October 2019
Interview Location: MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center, 2522 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55118 (map and directions)

How to Apply

Complete and submit our online MWMO Employment Application Form. Please remember to attach a resume and cover letter.